Swedish power metallers Sabaton have confirmed on their official website that they will be touring with Iron Maiden this summer and accompany them on some shows in Sweden and Russia. The band's latest release, Carolus Rex, came out in May 2012.
Ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén (guitars), Oskar Montelius (guitars), Daniel Mullback (drums) and Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards), who parted ways with their former band in April, have teamed up with vocalist Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors/Wuthering Heights) and bassist Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson (Volturyon/Ex-Cryonic Temple) to form the band Civil War.
The band is currently writing songs for a debut EP targeted for the fall of 2012 followed up by a full-length debut album in 2013.
"En Livstid I Krig", which translates to "A Lifetime Of War", a new song from Swedish heavy metallers Sabaton is now available for streaming in both English and Swedish versions below. The song comes off Carolus Rex, the band's upcoming album, to be released on May 25th via Nuclear Blast. More album details were previously reported here and here.
Swedish heavy/power metallers Sabaton have announced via their official website that the band's new album title track "Carolus Rex" is now available for streaming. You can listen to it on the video below, which features the dates on the Swedish Empire Tour 2012. The song is the Swedish version of the first single off Carolus Rex, to be released on May 25th via Nuclear Blast and is already available on iTunes. More album details were previously reported here and here.
Swedish heavy/power metallers Sabaton have confirmed line-up changes. Four members have departed with only Pär Sundström and Joakim Brodén remaining from the previous line-up and the band is currently searching for a keyboardist. The band also released a video presenting the new members.
Swedish heavy/power metallers Sabaton have revealed that their new album titled Carolus Rex will be available in both English and Swedish language.
The band explained the details on their official website: "We can now confirm that our new album will be available with both English and Swedish language. The topics of the songs will remain quite the same and deals with the Swedish Empire, from it's rise to it's fall. Carolus Rex will be available for purchase on single Swedish CD (Sweden only) and single English CD plus a limited edition which features a double CD with both language versions. The double CD will also feature a different cover artwork."
Swedish power metallers Sabaton have unveiled more details about their upcoming album titled Carolus Rex, due out on May 25th via Nuclear Blast. The lyrical theme of the album will be the Swedish Empire. The entire concept was created with the help of a well known Swedish historian, Bengt Liljegren. After the album is released in May, the band plans to go out on a two-year long world tour.
Swedish heavy metallers Sabaton have confirmed on their official website that Carolus Rex will be the title of the band's upcoming album, due to be released at the end of May via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be recorded in a few days with more details to be announced very soon.
The band commented: "We felt it was time for America to get something of a special show and this time the release party will be in Los Angeles, California (on May 23 at the Key Club in West Hollywood). This show will be the only U.S. West Coast show and it will be the world premiere of new songs."
Swedish heavy metallers Sabaton announced it on their official website that they will be doing a headlining tour in North America with several dates in 2012. The upcoming tour is called Swedish Empire Tour 2012 and it will run from April through May.
Evergrey will embark on a North American headlining tour in September. Support on the trek comes from Sabaton, Powerglove, The Absence and, of course, Blackguard.
The tour kicks off with Evergrey's acoustic set at this year's ProgPower USA in Atlanta, Georgia
Evergrey + Sabaton - North American Tour:
Sep. 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Vinyl (Acoustic Set - Prog Power)
Sep. 15 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (Prog Power Kick Off)
Sep. 16 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx*
Sep. 17 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
Sep. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*
Sep. 20 - New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater**
Sep. 21 - Montreal, QUE @ Foufounes Electriques**
Sep. 22 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House**
Sep. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's**
DragonForce bassist Frédéric Leclercq will play with Sabaton - but only for their World War Tour 2011.
Sabaton explain the situation as follows:
"Our old friend and companion from the band DragonForce will take over on guitars from Rikard during the upcoming World War Tour in Europe. This is since Rikard has decided to multiply himself and will have his first kid at this time. Of course its the highest wish of Sabaton to tour with all six members but this time Rikard wanted to pass and to ensure that the fans that come to these shows will get a good show we wanted to bring in a person with both great musical talent as well as a great stage act together with a chemistry that we know fits in Sabaton. We are sure that Frédéric is that person.
After touring extensively throughout Europe in 2010, Sweden's Sabaton will play the Old Continent again in the spring of 2011. Support on the trek will come from French heavy metallers Nightmare. Here's the official statement from Sabaton:
"Just as the first part of our great tour reaches the end and Europe thought they had seen the last of us we now proudly announce that we will strike Europe again for a second tour in the spring. This time we will go to the places we did not visited so much in the past including Spain and Portugal. It will also be our first ever visit to Luxembourg, aswell as the first Sabaton headline show in Slovenia.
Together with the already presented dates the Sabaton - World War Headline Tour is now more then 75 concerts, covering over 30 European countries, and it's growing... Tickets will be available on Friday the 10th of December."
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Do you wonder why Primo Victoria, Attero Dominatus, Metalizer and Art of War is so hard to get these days?
This is why...
To be able to continue to do what we all love, meaning to continue to play music and to tour the world, we have now purchased the rights to the Sabaton music. And to celebrate this we want to make them available again to all of you in a unique cooperation between Sabaton, Nuclear Blast and Black Lodge.
Now what does this mean?
Well, first it means that when you buy a Sabaton album, more of the money spent on the albums will actually go to Sabaton and second it means that we want to celebrate this by making the first four albums available again, but in really cool new versions! We give you... The Sabaton Re-Armed Editions and here is a sample of one bonus track.